Serving Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-6428

Description

Nested set of four colorless deep oval dishes; star cut bottom design; five-point fan scalloped edge; interlocking diamond band around sides; stepped base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dishes (vessels)
glass (material)
lead glass
fans (costume accessories)
stars
Glass
Fan
Star
DISH, SERVING

Label

"Cherished Possessions": Portsmouth, New Hampshire, merchant James Rundlet owned large sets of fashionable cut glass serving pieces imported from England or Ireland. This nest of dishes was most likely used during the dessert course to hold a variety of sweets.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 x 4.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1289.3

Places

Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly Republic of Ireland